Fayetteville State University College of Arts and Sciences Department of Natural Sciences I. II. LOCATOR INFORMATION Semester: Year: Course No. & Name: Semester Hours of Credit: Lecture time/location: Laboratory time/location: Prerequisite: Instructor: Office location: Office phone: Office hours: Email: Summer I 2005 CHEM 140-02, General Chemistry I 4 MTWRF 1:00 - 2:50 PM / LS 304 West T&R 3:00-5:50 PM / LS 302 MATH 123 or 129 Cevdet Akbay LS 227 672-1943 MTWR 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM or by appointment [email protected] Laboratory manager: Laboratory manager office location: Laboratory manager phone: Laboratory manager e-mail: Ivy Rittenhouse 305 672-1054 [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION A study of atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure and geometry, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and the three states of matter, with laboratory activities investigating mole-mass relationships, gas laws, and measurement of thermochemical phenomena. III. TEXTBOOK Brown, Theodore L.; LeMay, H. Eugene Jr.; Bursten, Bruce E.; Burdge, Julia R. Chemistry: The Central Science, 9th Edition. Pearson Education (2003). Nelson, John H.; Kemp, Kenneth C. Chemistry: The Central Science, 9th Ed., Laboratory Experiments. Pearson Education (2003). IV. COURSE OBJECTIVES Chemistry 140, General Chemistry I, is the first part of a two semester (one year) course in college-level chemistry. It is a broad-based course in chemical principles, designed primarily for students having career interests in chemistry, biology, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physics, engineering, environmental, agricultural, and forensic sciences. The chemical principles which will be introduced in this course are: atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure and geometry, thermochemistry, the states of matter, with laboratory activities investigating mole-mass relationships, gas laws, and chemical reactions. Students should gain knowledge of the concepts of chemistry and an understanding of how these concepts connect with everyday life. Through study of these topics, hands-on experience in the laboratory, and practice in written communication, the chemical mode of thinking that is central to so many sciences will become more familiar. Students will gain preparation for careers in not only chemistry itself, but in biology, engineering, and health-related fields. V. EVALUATION CRITERIA The progress of each student will be evaluated by means of three one-hour examinations given during the semester, quizzes, homework, laboratory reports, and a final examination. The exams, quizzes, homework, and lab reports are graded out of 100-scaled points, whose grade equivalent is in Section B below. A. Grade Distribution Exams Homework and quizzes Laboratory reports Final examination Class attendance Total 40 20 15 20 5 100 A B C D F B. Grading Scale 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 59 or below VI. COURSE OUTLINE WEEK OF May 23 May 30 (Independence Day, May 30, no classes) June 6 June 13 June 20 TOPIC Introduction: Matter and Measurement Atoms, Molecules, and Ions Stoichiometry: Calculations with Chemical formulas and Equations Gases Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry Thermochemistry Electronic Structure of Atoms Periodic Properties of the Elements Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids June 24, last day of class LABORATORY SCHEDULE WEEK OF Page Number May 23 May 30 June 6 June 13 June 20 VII. p. 25 - 40 p. 41 - 52 p. 67 - 82 Hand Out p. 83 - 100 p. 101 - 112 p. 113 - 126 Hand Out CHAPTER 1 2 3 10 (Sections 10.1-10.6) 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 Experiment Title Check In/Safety Briefing Identification of Substances by Physical Properties Separation of the Components of a Mixture Chemical Formulas Quantitative solution Preparation (Molarity) Behavior of Gases: Molar Mass of a Vapor (Part B, p. 88) Chemical Reactions of Copper and Percent Yield Chemicals in Everyday Life: What are they and how do we know? Chromatography Make-up labs and Check Out of Lab COURSE REQUIREMENTS Learning strategies: Curiosity and open-mindedness are virtues in this and any other college course. Whether you are new to chemistry or had it before, make an effort to put aside any prejudices or emotional baggage associated with the subject and make a fresh start at it. Asking questions is critical in this course (even more so than taking notes). Don’t be shy to ask them: no matter how dumb you think your question is. Finally, learning chemistry by relying solely on listening to lectures and reading the book is like trying to learn a musical instrument by watching somebody else play it. Focus on doing, whether it is in-class exercises, homework, or practice problems in the book. Laboratory: There is no substitute for the “hands-on” learning in the laboratory. That is why, even as more and more content can be delivered electronically, chemistry courses still include laboratories in spite of the considerable trouble and expense. As you carry out an experiment, be observant, because the things you see can often not be explained any other way. I will be circulating around the lab to assist you in what to look for as you do the experiment, but make an effort to notice things yourself. The laboratory manual has a procedure for each experiment: make sure to read it before coming to the lab and while in the lab make sure you follow the procedure. You have to answer the pre-lab questions and hand them on before you begin the experiment. If you do not have the pre-lab answers, or if you are late more than 10 minutes, you will not be allowed to attend the lab. No exceptions. Laboratory reports: Please see the CHEM Lab format document on BlackBoard (“Course Documents” section). All reports must be written according to the lab format detailed in this document. The final exam will be cumulative, that is, the questions will cover all the chapters covered during the entire semester. Date of the final will be announced later. VIII. TEACHING STRATEGIES I will make every attempt to present the material clearly and to encourage discussion by making it interesting, utilizing opportunities to connect chemistry to everyday life. Some lecture time will be used for group work on certain problems (where I circulate around to see how people are doing). Demonstrations, where appropriate, will be used as well. IX. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1) J. W. Hill, R. H. Petrucci. General Chemistry: An Integrated Approach. 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall (1999); 2) R. Chang. Chemistry. 6th Ed. McGraw-Hill (2000); 3) P. Atkins, L. Jones. Chemistry: Molecules, Matter, and Change 3rd Ed. Freeman (1998); 4) S. S. Zumdahl, S. A. Zumdahl. Chemistry. 5th Ed. Houghton Mifflin (2000). X. DISCLAIMER To accommodate emergent circumstances, the professor reserves the right to make reasonable changes in the syllabus while the course is in progress. Any understandings between a student and the professor including, but not limited to, changes, expectations, or modifications to course requirements or procedures must be in writing and must be signed by both parties. Any question of interpretation of course requirements or of understandings between a student and the professor will be at the discretion of the professor.